News for Monday, November 15, 2010



Veteran Craig PD officer to take reins at ACET

Marvin Cameron, a Craig resident and longtime Craig Police Department officer, will soon become the new commander of the All Crimes Enforcement Team. Cameron, 46, who has about 23 years of law enforcement experience, will replace Garrett Wiggins, who was elected Routt County Sheriff in the Nov. 2 general election.

On the Record for Nov. 15, 2010

On the Record for Nov. 15, 2010

Salvation Army looking for a few good volunteers in Moffat County

Shannan Koucherik is more than familiar with Moffat County’s cold winters. For the last 14 years, Koucherik has stood outside local businesses ringing bells as part of the Salvation Army’s annual kettle drive. Despite having rung a bell in below-freezing weather, it’s a tradition that Koucherik looks forward to each year.

Business Beat: A little bit more local

Holiday shopping dollars spent in Craig can go a long way

As many of you know, I am a big proponent of shopping locally. Normally around this time of year, I would be asking you to spend all of your holiday gift shopping money in Craig, but not this year. My request this time around is a little different.

My Life, My Words: Debbie Winder — The secret of being a grandma

“I grew up here. I was born in Utah, but I moved here when I was four. I’m 56. Craig has changed a lot over the years. We have a Walmart and we have more stores, more people. The power plant brought in more people. “We didn’t have the college back then, or the new high school. When I went to high school, it was where the middle school is now. We only had Sunset and East and Yampa — the Yampa Building was a school — as grade schools. And the middle school was where Sandrock Elementary is. So, I’m really old.

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Bowling for a cause in Craig

U.S. Army veteran Archie Albaugh served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. He was in charge of artillery. “Most people run away from flying bullets,” Albaugh said. “We ran toward them because we wanted to take the shooters out.” On Saturday, however, Albaugh was focused on targets of a safer nature. Bowling pins.

Moffat County Libraries board meeting agenda for Nov. 15

When: 5:30 p.m. today Where: Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. Agenda: • Call meeting to order

Datebook for Nov. 15

10 to 11 a.m. National Arthritis Foundation swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147.

Craig Briefs: Newspaper seeks thankfulness pieces

In honor of Thanksgiving, on Nov. 25, the Craig Daily Press is soliciting written pieces about why you’re thankful this holiday season. Entries should be 150 words or fewer and should be e-mailed to Michelle Balleck at or dropped off at the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave. Include the full name of the author, phone number and ages for those ages 18 and younger.

H. Neal Glanville: Cider or moonshine?

A few years ago, when wet behind the ears was commonplace, my worthless cousins would travel from the land of earthquakes and oranges to visit the “little people” living in Utah and Wyoming. News of their visit came by individual letter to each family they intended to invade along with an itinerary of what they expected to do during their occupation. Grandma and Ruthie would start cleaning as soon as they saw the postmark on the letter. They’d giggle like teenage girls talking about how big and handsome the boys would be. And the girls, Ruthie would say, “Oh my heavens, they’ll be so cute, there won’t be a boy safe in the valley.”

Aging Well: Program empowers spirit during loss, change

Creative Expressions uses artistic activities to help individuals through tough times

Everywhere we go, we carry beliefs that help us navigate the twists and turns of everyday life. Sometimes, however, our unconscious beliefs actually inhibit our ability to grow through adversity. During times of loss, grief and change, especially, embedded assumptions can build a conceptual jail around us, preventing us from exploring the difficulty of change in a way that also helps us see hope and possibilities in the future.

Annie's Mailbox: Teacher concerned with pupil’s behavior

Dear Annie: I’m a public school teacher with 20 years of experience, but this one has me shaken. The sweetest and brightest of my 9-year-old students spends most of the day positioning herself so she can rub against her chair in a way that gives her pleasure. Her previous teachers noticed this, too, and it was brought to the principal’s attention when she was in first grade.

Horoscope for Nov. 15

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Managing and directing others with extreme skill is within you, but you’ll need to reach out in a manner that is not only acceptable, but is also welcomed. Show your stuff. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — The victory that you’re envisioning can only be accomplished with a lot of tenacity combined with much optimism. Both are needed to pull off what you want.